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Ben Linders

Job Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker
email benlinders [at] gmail [dot] com
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Phone number +31629013863
Company Ben Linders Consulting
City (Country) Netherlands
Time 1h30
Type of Conference Conference > 100 attendees
Level Everybody

Playing the Agile Self-Assessment Game


Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives, What Drives Quality and Continuous Improvement. As an adviser, coach and trainer he helps organizations with deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers. Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a well know speaker and author. He shares his experiences in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Culture and Methods at InfoQ and as an expert in communities like Computable, Quora, DZone, and TechTarget. Follow him on twitter: @BenLinders.


Summary: There isn't a standard route to become agile, you have to find your own way. Methods and frameworks don't tell you how to increase your agility. The Agile Self-Assessment Game is an "agile map" that inspires you with ideas and suggestions on where to go next on your agile journey. Come play the Agile Self-Assessment Game in teams to discover how agile you are and what you can do to increase your agility. Full text: Becoming agile is a journey, which can be difficult to travel. The Agile Self-Assessment game is there for you to self assess how agile you are and smoothly and successfully travel your agile journey. Assuming that you know why you want to become agile (a first but crucial step) you start looking for ways how to get there. Questions like "what do you want to keep from your current way of working" and "what would you like to change" will come up at the start. Next questions that usually pop up are "how are we doing" and "what can we do to improve". Come play the Agile Self-Assessment Game in teams to discover how agile you are and what you can do to increase your agility. Players will receive a link to download the card game so that they can play it in their own organization (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 License). I designed this game based on my experience with coaching teams, and my background in organizational development and assessments. For more information on this game, see:

Benefits for the attendees

Learning outcomes: • Learn how agile teams can self-assess their agility by playing games • Experience how to find the agile improvements that give the biggest bang for the buck • Stimulate an agile mindset and culture where teams will look for ways to continuously improve themselves

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